Education

Faculty of Education

Collège universitaire Glendon

Location: Keele campus, 128 Winters College, Tel.: 416-736-5001
Administrative Officers: L. Martin, Dean; C. Brushwood-Rose, Associate Dean (Academic Programs); S. Barrett, Director, Undergraduate Program; H. Lotherington, Associate Dean (Research); Q. Zha, Director, Graduate Program in Education;
Professors: S. Alsop; D. Britznam (Distinguished Research Professor); D. Dippo; S. Gaetz; C. Haig-Brown, C. James; J. Jenson; D. Khayatt; H. Lotherington; C. Mayer; S. Murphy; R. Owston; A. Pitt; S. Schecter; S. Shapson; K. Tilleczek
Professors Emeriti: P. Axelrod; J. Bell; G. Bunch; C. Ewoldt; E. Fine; A. Griffith; L. Heshusius; M. Hughes; M. McCarthy; S. Robbins; K. Stanworth; C.A. Wien
Associate Professors: K. Barkaoui; W. Crichlow; R. Desai-Trilokekar; S. Dion; M. DiPaolantonio; N. Dlamini; L. Farley; J. Gilbert; J. Ippolito; I. Killoran; K. Krasny; J. Lynch; J. Mannette; P. Millett; A. Mishra-Tarc; N. Norquay; R. Sanoui; T. Shanahan; J. Sheridan; S. Winton; L. Wiseman; D. Yon
Associate Professors Emeriti: S. Eden; O. Fullerton; N. Israelite; M. Morbey; G. Orpwood; H. Smaller
Assistant Professors: M. Peguret; C. Popovic; T. Rapke; B.J. Richmond
Assistant Professor Emeritus: D. Mason

Host School Boards

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Peel District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board
York Region District School Board
York Catholic District School Board
Centre for Jewish Education

Note: The Faculty reserves the right not to offer courses in particular sessions without advance notice.

 

Exigence de résidence à l'échelle de l'Université

Au moins 30 crédits d’un programme à York et 50 % des crédits exigés dans la majeure et la mineure doivent être complétés à Glendon.

University-Wide Residency Requirement

A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Exigences de diplôme à l'échelle de la faculté

Faculty-Wide Degree Requirements

Direct Entry (High School Entry to Concurrent BEd)

Direct Entry for High School Students - Bachelor of Education (BEd)

A select number of high-school applicants who have been accepted to York University Faculties can apply to for this opportunity to directly enter the Bachelor of Education's (BEd) Concurrent program model. Students who are accepted into this direct-entry admission model will take one course with the Faculty of Education in their first year of study at York, which will count towards their other degree.  

To be eligible to participate in the BEd program's Concurrent program, Direct-Entry students will be need to meet the BEd Concurrent admission requirements; if these requirements are met, they do not need to apply later during their degree programs.

Faculties that allow students to participate in the BEd program concurrently with their own degree programs include:

  • Faculty of Education (Educational Studies)
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Glendon
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or
  • Lassonde School of Engineering

Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Concurrent and Consecutive Program Models

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree prepares students to become qualified teachers in Ontario schools. 

For more details on admissions requirements, visit York University's Future Students website and the Faculty of Education website.

The degree is available in two different delivery models:

  • Concurrent
    • Full-time (five or six years for completion of two degrees)
  • Consecutive
    • Full-time (four-semester, two-year program)

Successful graduates of the programs receive a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree as well as a recommendation for the Ontario Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

Teaching Panels

Students in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program complete a program that will prepare them to teach in one of three teaching panels:

  • Primary/Junior: Grade JK to grade 6
    • This program does not require specific teaching subjects. 
  • Junior/Intermediate: Grade 4 to Grade 10
    • This program requires the certification in one recognized teaching subject. Teaching subjects available at the Junior-Intermediate level include:
Dance History
Dramatic Arts Mathematics
English Music - Instrumental
French as a Second Language Science - General
Geography Visual Arts
Health and Physical Education  
  • Intermediate/Senior: Grade 7 to Grade 12
    • This program requires certification in two recognized teaching subjects. Teaching subjects available at the Intermediate-Senior level include:
Business Studies - Accounting History
Business Studies - General Law
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship Mathematics
Business Studies - Information and Communication Technology Music - Instrumental
Computer studies First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
Dance Philosophy
Dramatic Arts Politics
Economics Religious Education in Catholic Schools
English Science - Biology
Environmental Science Science - Chemistry
Family Studies Science - General
French as a Second Language Science - Physics
Geography Social Sciences - General
Health and Physical Education Visual Arts

Students who are participating in the Consecutive program model have already been accepted to the BEd program with the understanding that they have met the requirements for their teaching subjects. 

Since students in the Consecutive program model are completing two degrees concurrently, they need to ensure that they are meeting pre-requistes for the BEd courses in their other degree. The following information outlines these requirements.

Concurrent Degree Requirements

Students who are enrolled concurrently in two degrees at York University must ensure that they have met the requirements in their Bachelor's degree in order to fulfill the requirements for teaching subjects in the Bachelor of Education.

Primary-Junior Requirements - Concurrent

Since the Primary-Junior teacher must be a generalist, it is strongly recommended that students in the Primary-Junior program take as part of their coregistered program some of the following courses in their York program:

  • Six credits in Science
  • Six credits in Fine Arts
  • Six credits in History or Geography
  • Six credits in English or Humanities
  • Six credits in Mathematics
  • Six credits in Kinesiology and Health Science

Junior-Intermediate Requirements - Concurrent

The Junior-Intermediate program qualifies students to teach in Grades 4 to 10. By current Ontario College of Teachers’ regulations, all students must prepare to teach one subject at the Intermediate level as well as to teach at the generalist level all subjects in the Junior-Intermediate division. Students may choose their intermediate division subject from the list of subjects listed above. Students may complete a three-year or four-year (Honours) degree program with a minimum C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average.

When selecting their teaching subject, students should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for particular curriculum and instruction courses. For the Junior-Intermediate program a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in a subject must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum ED/XXXX 3000 3.00 and instruction course. A student requires a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the teaching subject in order to graduate.

Intermediate-Senior Requirements - Concurrent

The Intermediate-Senior program qualifies students to teach in Grades 7 to 12. It may be taken only in conjunction with a four-year (Honours) degree program with a minimum C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average. By Ontario College of Teachers’ regulations, all students in the Intermediate-Senior program must become qualified to teach two subjects at the Intermediate-Senior level. It is recommended that students declare their teaching subjects as a Major or Minor in their undergraduate degree program. Students may choose their Intermediate-Senior division subjects from the list above. When selecting two teaching subjects, students should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for curriculum and instruction courses.

For the Intermediate-Senior program, a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the subject area must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 and ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 and instruction course. A student requires a minimum of 36 credits (six full university courses) in one teaching subject area and 18 credits (three full university courses) in the other area to graduate.

Teaching Subject Details - Concurrent

The requirements noted below are for admission to the Intermediate-Senior teaching subject courses (ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 and ED/XXXX 4001 3.00) and for the Junior-Intermediate teaching subject course (ED/XXXX 3000 3.00); these coruses are separate from the requirements for the home Faculty degree. 

  • Junior-Intermediate: 24 credits (four full university course equivalents) in a subject must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum and instruction course. A student requires a minimum of 24 credits (four full university course equivalents) in the teaching subject in order to graduate.
  • Intermediate-Senior: Minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the subject area must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum and instruction course. A student requires a minimum of 36 credits (six full university courses) in one teaching subject area and 18 credits (three full university courses) in the other area to graduate.

Students are expected to achieve a minimum of C+ in each course fulfilling the requirements for a teaching subject for Junior-Intermediate and Intermediate-Senior. Failure to do so may result in a suspension or involuntary withdrawal from the program or other appropriate recommendation at the discretion of the Faculty Advisor and the Associate Dean (Academic Programs).

Students may wish to consult with teachers' unions (e.g., Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO); Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF)) regarding salary schedules, which may relate to teachers' undergraduate degree programs. 

Academic courses for Intermediate-Senior teaching subjects should be taken according to the following patterns: 

Business Studies (Intermediate/Senior Only)

The best preparation for teaching business studies is an Honours BA degree or equivalent Honours degree in administrative studies. Courses can be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education adviser and/or the subject course director. 

Accounting

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area and the remaining three full-year courses may be from a related business field. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/ACTG 4000 3.00 and ED/ACTG 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/ACTG 4000 3.00 and ED/ACTG 4001 3.00.

Biology (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching biology as a first teaching subject is an Honours BSc degree in Biology. However, Faculty of Science students who select Biology as their first teaching subject and either Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics as their second teaching subject, may wish to consider the Honours Science degree program which allows for a broader range of courses than in Specialized or Combined Honours.

  •  24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/BIOL 4000 3.00 and ED/BIOL 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits in Biology
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits in Biology

Business - General

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least six full full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/BUSI 4000 3.00 and ED/BUSI 4001 3.00
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject:  At least three four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/BUSI 4000 3.00 and ED/BUSI 4001 3.00.

Entrepreneurship

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject:  At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area and the remaining three full-year courses may be from a related business field. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/ENTR 4000 3.00 and ED/ENTR 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/ENTR 4000 3.00 and ED/ENTR 4001 3.00.

Chemistry (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Chemistry as a first teaching subject is an Honours BSc degree in Chemistry. However, Faculty of Science students who select Chemistry as their first teaching subject and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics as their second teaching subject may wish to consider the Honours Science degree program which allows for a broader range of courses than in Specialized or Combined Honours.

  • 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/CHEM 4000 3.00 and ED/CHEM 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: 36 credits in Chemistry
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: 18 credits in Chemistry

Computer Studies (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Computer Studies is a BA or BSc degree or equivalent Honours degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. 

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/COST 4000 3.00 and ED/COST 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/COST 4000 3.00 and ED/COST 4001 3.00.

Dance

The best preparation for teaching Dance is a Specialized Honours BFA degree or equivalent Honours degree in Dance. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area (18 credits of the 36 must be studio courses in dance) prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/DANC 4000 3.00 and ED/DANC 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) 12 credits in studio and 6 credit course at the 3000 or 4000 level) from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/DANC 4000 3.00 and ED/DANC 4001 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits: 12 credits of studio courses in Dance and 12 credits need to be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/DANC 3000 3.00.

Drama

The best preparation for teaching Drama is a BA or BFA in theatre. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area (18 credits of the 36 must be studio courses in drama) prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/DRAA 4000 3.00 and ED/DRAA 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year ((or equivalent) 12 credits in studio and 6 credit course at the 3000 or 4000 level) from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/DRAA 4000 3.00 and ED/DRAA 4001 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits: 12 credits of studio courses in drama and 12 credits need to be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/DRAA 3000 3.00.

Economics (Intermediate/Senior Only)

The best preparation for teaching Economics is a BA degree or equivalent Honours degree in economics. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. 

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/ECON 4000 3.00 and ED/ECON 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) course from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/ECON 4000 3.00 and ED/ECON 4001 3.00.

English

The following categories may familiarize students with some of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior curriculum expectations for teaching English. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. Courses on Shakespearian work are highly recommended. Categories of English courses that will meet requirements include:

  1. Foundational English Literature (Compulsory)
  2. Shakespeare
  3. Canadian Literature
  4. Post-Colonial
  5. Gender Studies
  6. Language and Writing (e.g., Linguistics)
  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits, choosing a course from each of the listed fields of study above. Four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EN 4000 3.00 and ED/EN 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) course from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/EN 4000 3.00 and ED/EN 4001 3.00
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits: choosing one course each from at least three of the fields above prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/EN 4000 3.00.

Environmental Science (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Environmental Science is a BSc degree or an equivalent Honours degree in Environmental Science. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/ENVS 4000 3.00 and ED/ENVS 4001 3.00.  
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/ENVS 4000 3.00 and ED/ENVS 4001 3.00.  

Family Studies (Intermediate/Senior only)

Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. 

Family Studies courses are considered with a family focus in Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Sociology, or 12 credits with a combination of family- focused courses across Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Sociology and 12 credits from Early Childhood Education, Health Studies, Business or Administrative Studies or Fashion Studies.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/FAST 4000 3.00 and ED/FAST 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/FAST 4000 3.00 and ED/FAST 4001 3.00.

French as a Second Language*

The best preparation for teaching French is a BA degree or an equivalent Honours degree in French. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. All education students registered in French must take the following courses:

  • Intermediate/Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area above prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/FREN 4000 3.00 and ED/FREN 4001 3.00. Students must complete a total of 36 credits, including:
    • 18 credits in language
    • 12 credits in linguistics
    • six credits in literature
  • Intermediate-Senior Second Teaching Subject: Students must complete a total of 18 credits including in the following prior to enrolling in ED/FREN 4000 3.00 and ED/FREN 4001 3.00:
    • 12 credits in language
    • six credits in linguistics
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/FREN 3000 3.00, including:
    • 12 credits in language
    • six credits in linguistics

* For Glendon students' requirements for the Bachelor of Education - French, please see details below.

*French as a Second Language (Glendon BEd cohort)

This concentration prepares students to teach in French Immersion, Core and Extended French classrooms at all certification levels. The first teaching subject for students studying to teach at the Intermediate-Senior and Junior-Intermediate levels must be French as a Second Language. Students in this option must also be pursuing a Glendon BA degree concurrently and declare French Studies as their major. Emphasis is placed on ensuring excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures. A significant portion of the courses are delivered in French and practicum in French as a Second Language programs in English-language school boards. Students who complete this concentration will earn a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. Students in the Primary-Junior division will also receive a qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in French as a Second Language.

Junior/Intermediate Prerequisites

For Francophone Students:

Students must complete a total of 24 credits as a part of their Glendon degree, starting with GL/FRAN 2710 3.00 (or equivalent), as follows:

  • 12 credits in language including GL/FRAN 2710 3.00 (or equivalent)
  • six credits in literature
  • six credits in linguistics

24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00.

For Non-Francophone Students:

Students must complete a total of 24 credits, starting with GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent), as follows:

  • 18 credits in language and six credits in literature including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) or
  • 18 credits in language and six credits in linguistics including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) 

24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00.

Intermediate/Senior Prerequisites

First Teaching Subject
For Francophone Students:

Students must complete a total of 36 credits, starting with GL/FRAN 2710 3.00 (or equivalent), including:

  • 12 credits in language including GL/FRAN 2710 3.00  (or equivalent)
  • 12 credits in linguistics
  • 12 credits in literature

36 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00.

For Non-Francophone Students:

Students must complete a total of 36 credits, starting with GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent), including:

  • 18 credits in language, 12 credits in linguistics and 6 credits in literature including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) or
  • 18 credits in language, 6 credits in linguistics and 12 credits in literature including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent)

36 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00.

BEd French Prerequisites: Culture Credits

All students who are completing the Bachelor of Education with the Glendon cohort are required to complete some prerequisite experiences or courses as a part of their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. These include:

  • Spend one year studying in a Francophone environment, such as Quebec, other parts of Canada or several European locations (arranged through Glendon) or
  • Successfully complete 12.00 credits (equivalent to two full-year courses) of Francophone culture courses from an approved list of undergraduate courses

Students who choose to complete 12 credits of Francophone culture credits must select from the list of approved courses for Francophone culture credits or equivalent. This list is updated annually. Questions regarding this list may be directed to BEd (French) program faculty.

Geography

The best preparation for teaching Geography is an Honours degree in Geography. In the Intermediate-Senior level some courses from a related field such as Environmental Studies may be considered as equivalents; courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate/Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/GEOG 4000 3.00 and ED/GEOG 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) course from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/GEOG 4000 3.00 and ED/GEOG 4001 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits in Geography prior to enrolling Semester 3 ED/GEOG 3000 3.00. At least 12 credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level.

It is recommended that students take a 3.00-credit course in the Geoinformatics theme area.

Health and Physical Education

Students will take four practicum (PKIN) activity courses from the six core areas. The six core areas include:

  1. Aquatics (200)
  2. Team Sports (300)
  3. Individual and dual sports (400)
  4. Dance/gymnastics (500)
  5. Track and Field (600)
  6. Emergency Care (700)
  • Intermediate/Senior: Students must complete a total of 36 credits as follows: nine introductory credits in Kinesiology, with the remaining Kinesiology credits above the 1000-year level. 18 credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level.
  • Intermediate/Senior - First teaching subject:  At least four full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/PHED 4000 3.00 and ED/PHED 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits in Kinesiology. Six credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/PHED 3000 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits as follows: nine introductory credits in Kinesiology, with the remaining Kinesiology credits above the 1000-year level. Six credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/PHED 3000 3.00.

History

The best preparation for teaching History is a BA degree or equivalent Honours degree in History. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. Students are encouraged to include courses reflecting the diverse nature of history and society. It is highly recommended to include courses involving themes such as race, gender, ethnicity and class, and also courses reflecting the histories of non-Western nations and cultures.

  • Intermediate/Senior: At least 36 credits as follows: six credits must be in Canadian History but an additional six credits is strongly recommended. 12 credits must be from two of the following areas of History: Global South, European, Ancient World or American History. 12 credits of the 36 must at the 3000- or 4000-year level. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/HIST 3051 6.00.
  • Intermediate/Senior - First Teaching Subject:  At least 24 credits of the above credit courses prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/HIST 4000 3.00 and ED/HIST 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least six credits in Canadian History and 12 credits must be from two of the following areas of History: Global South, European, Ancient World or American History. Six credits of the 18 must be at the 3000 or 4000 year level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/HIST 3000.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits as follows: six credits must be in Canadian History but an additional six credits is strongly recommended. 12 credits must be from two of the following areas of History: Global South, European, Ancient World or American History. Six credits of the 24 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 year level.

Information and Communication Technology (Intermediate/Senior only)

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject:  you must complete at least three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/ITEC 4000 3.00 and ED/ITEC 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: you must complete the three full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in in Semester 3 and 4 ED/ITEC 4000 3.00 and ED/ITEC 4001 3.00.

Law (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Law is a BA degree or equivalent Honours degree in Law and Society or Criminology. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. Additional courses in Law, Criminal Procedure, Justice and other areas related to Law may be included in this teaching subject. Students must complete 36 credits as follows: 12 credits minimum in Criminal Law and 12 credits from Philosophy of Law or Crime and Social Conditions. The remaining 12 credits must be at the 3000- or 4000-year level.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject:  At least 24 credits in the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/LAW 4000 3.00 and ED/LAW 4001 3.00. All nine credit courses will be counted as six credits towards the teaching subject.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits as follows: 12 credits minimum in Criminal Law and six credits from Philosophy of Law or Crime and Social Conditions. The remaining six credits must be at the 3000- or 4000-year level prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/LAW 3000 3.00.

Mathematics

The following courses, or approved equivalents, must be included for a teaching subject in Mathematics. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor:

  1.      six credits in Calculus
  2.      six credits in Linear Algebra
  3.      six credits in Probability and Statistics
  4.      six credits in Proof-based Mathematics (or three credits in proof-based mathematics and three credits in modeling)
  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits, and for additional breadth in a second teaching subject, students are encouraged to include a wider range of Mathematics and should consider courses such as SC/MATH 4100 3.00 or SC/MATH 4400 6.00 (in addition to the list above). 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/MATH 4000 3.00 and ED/MATH 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/MATH 3000 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: The courses listed above cover the requirements for Junior-Intermediate (24 credits).

Music (Instrumental)

The best preparation for teaching Music, either in Junior-Intermediate (24 credits) or as a first (36 credits) or second (18 credits) teaching subject at the Intermediate-Senior level, is a BFA or equivalent Honours degree in Music. Before taking the practicum-seminar(s), students are generally required to have completed the core curriculum as set out by the Music Department, School of the Arts, Music, Performance and Design. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits in Music. 12 credits must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 year level. Students must complete at least 18 credits of studio courses in Music. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/MUSI 4000 3.00 and ED/MUSI 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least three full-year (or equivalent) 12 credits in studio and 6 credits in theory-based courses from the teaching subject area prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/MUSI 4000 3.00 and ED/MUSI 4001 3.00.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits in Music. Students must complete at least 12 credits of studio courses in Music. 12 credits need to be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/MUSI 3000 3.00.

Philosophy (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Philosophy is a BA degree or an equivalent Honours degree in Philosophy. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject:  Students must complete 36 credits (or equivalent) courses in Philosophy. 18 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level in Philosophy. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/PHIL 4000 3.00 and ED/PHIL 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: Students must complete 24 credits (or equivalent) courses in Philosophy, 6 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level in Philosophy prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/PHIL 4000 3.00 and ED/PHIL 4001 3.00.

Political Science (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Political Science is a BA degree or an equivalent Honours degree in Political Science. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level in Political Science and 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/POLS 4000 3.00 and ED/POLS 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits (or equivalent) courses in Political Science and 6 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level in political science prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/POLS 4000 3.00 and ED/POLS 4001 3.00.

Physics (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Physics as a first teaching subject is an Honours BSc degree in Physics. However, Faculty of Science students who select Physics as their first teaching subject and Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics as their second teaching subject may wish to consider the Honours Science degree program, which allows for a broader range of courses than in Specialized or Combined Honours.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits in Physics. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/PHYS 4000 3.00 and ED/PHYS 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits in Physics prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/PHYS 4000 3.00 and ED/PHYS 4001 3.00.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools (Intermediate/Senior only)

Religious studies as a teaching subject offers courses that include areas of Religion, Culture, Biblical or Christian Studies. 

Courses must be selected from within the course list of the Religious Studies program. The resulting qualifications will enable the student to design a comparative religion course as well as teach within public, private and secondary school settings. Course selections should be made in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits in Religious Studies. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/RELS 4000 3.00 and ED/RELS 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits in Religious Studies prior to enrolling in Semester 3 and 4 ED/RELS 4000 3.00 and ED/RELS 4001 3.00.

Science - General

The best preparation for teaching Science as a first teaching subject is an Honours BSc degree in Science. Students  must have completed a combination of courses spanning two of the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry or Physics. We accept additional courses from Earth and Atmospheric Space Science or Natural Science.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits in Science. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/SCIE 4000 3.00 and ED/SCIE 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject:  At least 18 credits in Science in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/SCIE 4000 3.00 and ED/SCIE 4001 3.00
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least  24 credits prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/SCIE 3000 3.00

Social Science - General (Intermediate/Senior only)

The best preparation for teaching Social Science - General is a BA degree or equivalent Honours degree in Anthropology, Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Science and/or Sociology. Students must take full-year (or equivalent) courses spanning at least two of the following subject areas: Anthropology, Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Science and Sociology. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor. 

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least six full-year (or equivalent) courses from the teaching subject selected. 18 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/SOSC 4000 3.00 and ED/SOSC 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credit courses from the teaching subject selected must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 3 ED/SOSC 3000 3.00. 6 credits must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-year level. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in Semester 1 and 2 ED/SOSC 4000 3.00 and ED/SOSC 4001 3.00.

Visual Arts

The best preparation for teaching Visual Arts is a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree or equivalent Honours degree in Visual Arts. Courses may be chosen in consultation with a Faculty of Education Advisor.

  • Intermediate-Senior - First Teaching Subject: At least 36 credits as follows: 12 credits in three of the following categories – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture. The remaining credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level. Students must complete at least 18 credits of studio courses in Visual Arts. 24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling ED1 Semester 1 and 2 in ED/VISA 4000 3.00 and ED/VISA 4001 3.00.
  • Intermediate-Senior - Second Teaching Subject: At least 18 credits as follows: nine credits in two of the following categories – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture. The remaining credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level. Students must complete at least 12 credits of studio courses in Visual Arts.
  • Junior/Intermediate: At least 24 credits as follows: nine credits in two of the following categories – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking or Sculpture. The remaining credits must be taken at the 3000- or 4000-year level. Students must complete at least 12 credits of studio courses in Visual Arts. The teaching subject area courses must be completed prior to enrolling in ED2 Semester 3 ED/VISA 3000 3.00.

Concurrent Students' Schedule

Students in the Concurrent program will take a stop-out year from their home faculty, during which time they will only take courses in Education. This stop-out will occur during their fourth year (when taking a four-year undergraduate degree) or their third year (when taking a three-year undergraduate degree) at York. Students will return to their home faculty and complete their undergraduate degree before returning to Education for a final "capstone" year to complete the BEd.

French as a Second Language - Glendon campus

Glendon students who are pursuing the French Bachelor of Education will complete the Bachelor of Education degree in years 5 and 6 of their studies (the final years of their program -- or if pursuing a General BA with a teaching certification in Primary-Junior or Junior-Intermediate in year 4 and 5): After completing the Bachelor degree program requirements at Glendon. The French BEd program runs for four semesters in two consecutive years – Fall/Winter, Fall/Winter.

Culture Credits

Considerable emphasis in the Bachelor of Education (French) program on Glendon campus is placed on ensuring excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures. To satisfy the francophone cultural component of the program, prior to entering the BEd program, Glendon students will have participated in either a one-year study program in a francophone context or they will have completed 12 credits in courses related to francophone culture; these credits will be counted as a part of the Glendon Bachelor's degree. 

Note: The BEd (French) degree is currently offered for the most part at the Glendon campus.

The best preparation for teaching French at the Primary-Junior certification level is a BA degree in French Studies. Junior-Intermediate and Intermediate-Senior certification levels must declare French Studies as their major and first teachable. Courses may be chosen in consultation with an Education Advisor. 

Glendon - Junior/Intermediate

Francophone Students: Students must complete a total of 24 credits, starting with GL/FRAN 2210 3.00 (or equivalent) as follows:

  • 12 credits in language including GL/FRAN 2210 3.00 (or equivalent)
  • six credits in literature
  • six credits in linguistics

24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00 

Non-Francophone Students: Students must complete a total of 24 credits, starting with GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) as follows:

  • 18 credits in language and six credits in literature including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent)  OR
  • 18 credits in language and six credits in linguistics including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent)

24 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00 

Glendon - Intermediate/Senior

First Teaching Subject - Francophone Students: Students must complete a total of 36 credits starting with GL/FRAN 2210 3.00 (or equivalent), including:

  • 24 credits in language including GL/FRAN 2210 3.00 (or equivalent)
  • six credits in linguistics 
  • six credits in literature

36 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00 

First Teaching Subject - Non-Francophone Students: Students must complete a total of 36 credits starting with GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) including:

  • 18 credits in language, 12 credits in linguistics and six credits in literature including  GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent) or
  • 18 credits in language, six credits in linguistics and 12 credits in literatures including GL/FRAN 2810 6.00 (or equivalent)

36 credits in the teaching subject area must be completed prior to enrolling in ED/EDFR 2000 3.00

Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Technological Education - Concurrent and Consecutive Program Models

Bachelor of Education (BEd) Technological Education

York University's Faculty of Education offers an opportunity to pursue a teaching career in Technological Education. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Technological Education is open to individuals with demonstrated technological competence in field that aligns with the technological education curriculum. Applicants must apply to the Intermediate/Senior certification level.

Students are registered as York University students and attend classes at York University's Keele campus. The BEd program includes compulsory and elective courses and supervised practicum placements in school and community settings. Graduates of the BEd - Technological Education program will be certified to teach at the Intermediate/Senior level in one of the following technological education subjects at the Intermediate-Senior level (grades 9 to 12):

  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Application:

  • Open to individuals who have a degree in a related technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of two years of work-related experience in the area of their degree prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.
  • Open to individuals who have a degree not aligned with one of the areas of Technological Education but who have five years of related work experience. Applicants are required to have a minimum B average.
  • Open to individuals with a three year Advance Diploma in a related technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum from a recognized College program. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of two years of work experience in a related technolgy field. Visit http://edu.yorku.ca/advanced-college-diplomas for a list of three year Advanced College Diplomas.

Students apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website at www.ouac.on.ca.

Program:

  • Students can participate in the program in either the Concurrent or Consecutive delivery models.
  • Students in the program are registered as full-time York University students and are expected to attend classes at York University’s Keele campus; school and community practicum placements will be determined in partner school boards and organizations by the Faculty of Education. School placements are supervised by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)-certified teachers. 
  • View all course requirements
  • View all program supports and student repsonsibilities

Exigences de programme spécifique

 

Program-Specific Degree Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements: Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education offers various programs, and each has its own specific set of requirements. Please refer to each  section in this Undergraduate Program Calendar in order to obtain the most updated information. The following undergraduate and post-graduate programs are offered:

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an accredited program that allows successful graduates to gain teaching certification in Ontario. The same degree has three distinct methods of admission:

  1. Direct entry (High school admission to the Concurrent program model)
  2. Concurrent entry (Current York students gain admission to complete two degrees concurrently)
  3. Consecutive entry (Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree complete the BEd)

Find details in this Calendar and on the Faculty of Education's website.

Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Technological Studies

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Technological Education is an accredited program that allows successful graduates to gain teaching certification in Ontario in Technological Education. This degree program has two distinct methods of admission:

  1. Concurrent entry (Current full-time students gain admission to complete two degrees concurrently)
  2. Consecutive entry (Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree complete the BEd - Technological Education)

Find details in this Calendar and on the Faculty of Education's website.

Bachelor of Education (BEd) French as a Second Language  at Glendon

Students in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) – French as a Second Language  with Glendon must also be pursuing a Glendon BA degree concurrently. Emphasis is placed on ensuring excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures, with a significant portion of the courses delivered in French and practicum in French as a Second Language programs in Anglophone school boards.  The first teaching subject for students studying at the Junior-Intermediate and for Intermediate-Senior must be French as a Second Language.   Students apply to the Direct Entry or Concurrent BEd program models. Details on specific requirements.

All students pursuing this concentration in BEd French as a Second Language at Glendon (PJ, JI and IS certification) must complete Culture Credits prerequisite experiences or courses as a part of their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree  These include:

  • Spend one year studying in a Francophone environment, such as Quebec, other parts of Canada or several European locations (arranged through Glendon) or
  • Successfully complete 12.00 credits (equivalent to two full-year courses) of Francophone culture courses from an approved list of undergraduate courses

Students who choose to complete 12 credits of Francophone culture credits must select from the list of approved courses for Francophone culture credits or equivalent. This list is updated annually. Questions regarding this list may be directed to BEd (French) program faculty.

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

This undergraduate degree program is designed to help students gain an understanding of teaching and learning outside school settings. Find details in this Calendar and on the Faculty of Education's website.

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This program is open to qualified teachers. Find details in this Calendar and on the Faculty of Education's website.

Further Information

  • Introduction: Faculty of Education
  • Introduction: Faculty of Education

    York University’s Faculty of Education offers innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional learning programs. The Faculty is committed to equity, social justice and environmental issues in all of its programs.

    The Faculty of Education and Graduate Program in Education at York offer the following programs:

     

  • Evaluation Policy and Procedures
  • Evaluation Policy and Procedures

    Grade Requirements

    a. Bachelor of Education (Concurrent)

    In order to remain coregistered in the Faculty of Education or to graduate, students must maintain a competent standard of performance in both their academic Faculty and in the Faculty of Education. Students will be ineligible to continue or to graduate if they fall into any one of the categories listed below.

    • Students who fail to maintain a C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average in the Faculty of co-registration will not be considered eligible to proceed in education.
    • Students will be ineligible to continue in the BEd degree program if they receive less than a grade of C+ in any course taken for education credit.
    • Students in the junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior division are expected to achieve a minimum grade of C+ in each course that is required to fulfill the requirements for a teaching subject. Failure to do so may result in a suspension or involuntary withdrawal from the program or other appropriate recommendation at the discretion of the Faculty adviser and the associate dean (pre-service).
    • Students are required to complete four practicum seminars (including one community-based placement and three school-based placements) during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Practicum placements are corequisite with appropriate courses.

    b. Bachelor of Education (Consecutive)

    In order to remain registered in the Consecutive program and to graduate, students must maintain a superior standard of performance in their course work. Teacher candidates will be ineligible to maintain their registration status or to graduate if they receive less than a grade of C+ in any half or full education course.

    • Candidates are required to complete four practicum seminars during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Students are required to complete four practicum seminars (including one community-based placement and three school-based placements) during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Practicum placements are corequisite with appropriate courses. 

    c. Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

    The following policies apply to students in the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies):

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Penalties

    Students whose academic record does not meet Faculty or program standards are subject to the academic penalties of academic warning, required withdrawal, debarment warning, debarment and academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Warning

    BA (Educational Studies) students whose, prior to completion of 60 passed credits, cumulative grade point average falls below 5.00 at the end of any session, or who enter the Faculty with a grade point average equivalent to less than 5.00 on the York scale, receive an academic warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Warning Conditions

    BA (Educational Studies) students on academic warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+) within the next 24 credits taken or be required to withdraw for a minimum of 12 months.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Failure to Meet Academic Warning Conditions

    Students on academic warning who fail to meet the academic warning conditions must withdraw for a minimum of 12 months.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Required Withdrawal

    Students whose academic record shows marked weakness may be required to withdraw from their studies for a minimum of twelve months, during which time they are encouraged to identify and remedy any problems that may have contributed to their failure to perform up to their potential, and to reflect on their reasons for pursuing a university education. The following regulations apply to required withdrawals:

    Grade point average below 5.00: Students whose cumulative grade point average on at least 24 York credits is below 5.00 must withdraw for a minimum of 12 months and satisfy the academic warning conditions as specified.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Petition to Continue Without Interruption

    Students who have been required to withdraw may submit a petition requesting permission to continue their studies without interruption. Students whose petition is granted will be allowed to continue their studies on debarment warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Reactivation after Required Withdrawal

    Students who have been required to withdraw may apply for reactivation after the requisite period of absence by submitting a request online at the Reactivation Web page (http://registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/reactivate). Students who return to their studies after such a required withdrawal (as well as those who have been allowed to continue their studies by virtue of a petition to the Committee on Petitions) receive a debarment warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment Warning

    Students who have been required to withdraw from the Faculty of Education or from another Faculty at York or elsewhere, receive a debarment warning upon continuing their studies in the Faculty.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment Warning Conditions

    Students on debarment warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 within the next 24 credits taken.

    Students who do not fulfill these conditions will be debarred from the University. Students on debarment warning are allowed to complete their subsequent 24 credits in one academic year without restriction.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment

    Students who fail to meet the debarment warning conditions outlined above will be debarred from the University. Debarment, the minimum period for which is normally two years, means that the student is no longer a student at York University.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Petition to Continue Without Interruption

    Students who have been debarred may submit a petition requesting permission to continue their studies without interruption. Students granted such a petition are be allowed to continue their studies on academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Reapplying After Debarment

    Students who have been debarred and who wish to resume their studies must apply for re-admission through the Admissions Office (http://futurestudents.yorku.ca) and must provide persuasive evidence that they are ready and able to complete a degree program at the required academic level. Students who are re-admitted (as well as those who have been allowed to continue their studies by virtue of a petition) receive an academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies)  - Academic Probation

    Students who have been debarred and who subsequently resume their studies in the Faculty, whether by petitioning to continue without interruption or by applying for readmission, receive an academic probation. Students on academic probation must meet the debarment warning conditions outlined above; otherwise, they will be debarred. 

    d. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program

    To remain registered in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program, students must maintain a minimum grade of a C+ in each course.  If a failing grade is received in any course or practicum placement, teacher candidates will be ineligible to continue and will be withdrawn from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program.  In addition, Ontario paricipants must maintain current, unrestricted membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) through the entire program.

    Evaluation Policies and Procedures

    The following policies and procedures apply to all students in the Faculty of Education:

    • All evaluation procedures and criteria will be clearly specified in the course outline and made known to the candidate.
    • Information in a candidate’s file will be released outside the University only upon the written request of that candidate.
    • Students will have the opportunity to assess their progress in each practicum/seminar course in consultation with instructors at least once in each term.

    It is an important goal of the Faculty of Education that graduates be able to operate as independent problem solvers who have the capacity to evaluate their own performance and to gather evidence of achievements and progress. Thus, while the professional staff of the Faculty bears the ultimate and final responsibility for evaluation, each teacher candidate is also expected to play an important role in self-evaluation.

    Grading Scheme

    Grade Scales

    All undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Education are graded with the common nine-point grading scheme approved by Senate. For further information on the Faculty of Education evaluation policy, please see Grade Requirements above.

    Letter Grade Grade Point Value Explanation
    A+
    9
    Exceptional
    A
    8
    Excellent
    B+
    7
    Very Good
    B
    6
    Good
    C+
    5
    Competent
    C
    4
    Fairly Competent
    D+
    3
    Passing
    D
    2
    Barely Passing
    E
    1
    Marginally Failing
    F
    0
    Failing

    Practicum Seminars and Classes

    Practicum placements/courses are evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of work as one’s own which originates from some other, unacknowledged source. In examinations, term papers and other graded assignments, verbatim or almost verbatim presentation of someone else’s work without attribution constitutes plagiarism. This is deemed to include the presentation, without acknowledgement, of someone else’s argument in the candidate’s own work as if it were one’s own.

    For further information on plagiarism, please consult York University's Senate Policy on Academic Honesty in the University Policies and Regulations.

    Cheating

    Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving or utilizing, or attempt at giving or receiving or utilizing, unauthorized information or assistance during or before an examination; or the presentation of a single work to more than one course without the permission of the instructors involved.

    In all cases of suspected breaches of academic honesty, the Course Director must consult with the candidate. Minor or major penalties may be applied should the instructor believe that grounds exist for official action. The candidate has the right to appeal any allegation of plagiarism or cheating.

    If candidates are uncertain whether a course of action might constitute cheating or plagiarism, they should consult the instructor concerned in advance.

    Academic Honesty

    For information on academic honesty, please consult York University's Senate Policy on Academic Honesty in the University Policies and Regulations section of this publication.

    Withdrawals

    Course Withdrawals

    Students may withdraw from any Education course without receiving a grade if they do so by the published withdrawal dates. Candidates who withdraw from an Education practicum seminar, or from any course in the Bachelor of Education program, however, should note that they will be required to re-apply for admission to the Faculty of Education if they wish to resume their Education program. To withdraw from an Education course, students must report their intent to the Faculty of Education's Student Services office, in accordance with the published withdrawal dates. Those who withdraw from a course after these dates are normally deemed to have failed it and receive a grade of F.

    Program Withdrawals

    Students who withdraw from the Faculty of Education, and who are registered in the BEd Concurrent model or Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) program, may transfer their accumulated education credits to their academic Faculty subject to the rules and procedures of that Faculty. Any grades transferred in this manner are then subject to the regulations governing maintenance of standing in the other Faculty. Students must report their intention to withdraw both to the Faculty of Education's Student Services office and to their home Faculty.

    Faculty Legislation on Involuntary Withdrawal

    A student may be required to withdraw from a course if:

    1. The student fails to meet the requirements of a course, either through unsatisfactory seminar and/or practicum attendance/participation, or through unprofessional behaviour in fulfilling course requirements; or
    2. The student’s performance is judged to disrupt seriously the functioning of the host classroom and/or the well-being of the students in that classroom.

    The decision to require the candidate to withdraw will be taken by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) on the recommendation of the Course Director following a meeting with the student. Students will have access to the usual appeal procedures in such instances.

    Education Program and/or Subject Changes

    Students are advised that a change in education program (movement among primary/junior, junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior programs) or in teaching subjects at the junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior levels may only be made with the approval of the Associate Dean. Considerations which may affect the approval of such a change include the year level completed in the education program, standing of the candidate and the adequacy of academic background for the proposed change, and matters having to do with enrolment limits and availability of the education courses which would be required for the candidate to complete the altered program. Program changes may result in delays in graduation.

    Deferred Standing

    Deferred standing may be granted with the support of the relevant Course Director in cases where final grades cannot be assigned because all course requirements have not been completed. The grounds for granting deferred standing are for rare and unforeseen circumstances.

    When granted, deferred standing is an interim measure pending completion of regular or alternative assignments.

    The granting of a deferral may result in students missing June convocation for degree conferral. Deferred Standing Agreement Forms may be obtained at the Faculty of Education's Student Services office. Requests must be accompanied by a medical certificate and other written documentation. Deferred Standing Agreement Forms should be completed in consultation with the Course Director prior to the submission of final grades.

    Reappraisal

    While all grades and evaluation decisions are carefully assessed, a student may request a reappraisal of a grade by making a formal request to the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) within 14 days of the release of final grade reports. The request must be in writing and should state clearly why the applicant believes that the grade should be re-evaluated. A reappraisal may result in a lower, higher or unchanged grade. Before submitting a formal request for re-evaluation, candidates must first discuss the assigned grade with the Course Director. If the student is unable to reach the Course Director before the deadline, a letter of intent to appeal the grade can be submitted to the Associate Dean’s office pending contact with the Course Director.

    Petitions Procedure

    Students may petition on reasonable grounds and in writing any of the regulations of the Faculty of Education. Enquiries about procedures should be made to the Faculty of Education's Student Services Office.

  • Course Requirements & Specializations
  • Course Requirements

    The following course requirements apply to each program. Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for registering themselves into their courses, and for ensuring that they have completed all degree requirements.

    Bachelor of Education – Primary-Junior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete all of the following panel-specific courses:

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One language/literacy elective (3.00)
    • One mathematics elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education – Junior-Intermediate

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete all of the following panel-specific courses:

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One language/literacy elective OR One mathematics elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education – Intermediate-Senior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete two teaching subject courses requirements:

    • ED/EDIS 3610 3.00 - New Media Literacies and Culture
    • ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 1] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part A
    • ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 1] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part B
    • ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part A
    • ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part B

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education (French Option) - Glendon only

    Students who complete the Bachelor of Education (BEd) at Glendon will replace their elective courses with the following two courses:

    By completing these two courses, in combination with their Education courses in French and an undergraduate degree at Glendon, students qualifying in the Primary-Junior will receive an Additional Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in French as a Second Language on their OCT transcripts after graduating.

    Bachelor of Education, Technological Education – Intermediate-Senior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete two teaching subject courses requirements:

    • ED/EDIS 3610 3.00 - New Media Literacies and Culture
    • ED/TECH 4000 3.00 - Teaching Technological Education in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part A
    • ED/TECH 4001 3.00 - Teaching Technological Education in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part B
    • ED/TECH 4050 3.00 - Curriculum Connections for Technological Education OR ED/XXXX 4000 Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part A (3.00) [if approved]
    • ED/TECH 4051 3.00 - Teaching Design Thinking (3.00) OR ED/XXXX 4001 Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part B (3.00) [if approved]

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Specialization in International Education

    Students in the Faculty of Education’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program are able to identify that they would like to "specialize" in international education within the existing degree program. Students who are eligible to earn the specialization are those in the Faculty of Education’s Bachelor of Education program and they may be studying to teach in any subject area and at any grade level. This option responds to students’ interests in teaching in international locations after they have graduated with a BEd; it is designed to help students to develop the skills and experiences that will prepare them to teach in an international location, while also fulfilling the Ontario degree and certification requirements.

    The specialization is offered within the existing BEd degree offerings and requirements, and will allow students to “package” their courses and experiences in order to take a specific focus.

    In order to complete this Specialization, students must:

    1. Complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Education at York University.
    2. Complete the approved checklist/application, along with all supporting documentation have been submitted in original, hard copies by December 23 in the term prior to graduation
    3. Complete Course Credits:
      1. Complete two (2) of the following courses (total 6.00 credits):
        • ED/EDUC 2700 3.00 - Teaching Internationally and Interculturally
        • ED/EDUC 3910 3.00 - Reflecting On and Interpreting the International Educational Experience
        • ED/EDUC 2720 3.00 - Teaching English in International Contexts
        • ED/EDUC 3710 3.00 - Global Issues and Education
          • OR if participated in a York University exchange or study abroad program (total 6.00 credits):
            • Earn the equivalent of 6.00 York Education electives at the internationally-located university
            • OR earn one (1) of: ED/EDUC 3910 3.00 - Reflecting On and Interpreting the International Educational Experience OR ED/EDUC 2700 3.00 - Teaching Internationally and Interculturally OR ED/EDUC 2720 3.00 - Teaching English in International Contexts and the equivalent of 3.00 York Education electives at the internationally-located university
    4. Complete at least one (1) of the following international experience programs for a minimum of one month:

    Upon confirmation a notation will be added to the student’s transcripts, indicating that a specialization has been completed.

    Please note:

    • The specialization is only open to students in the Bachelor of Education program.
    • Students must complete all of the required activities during their BEd degree program.
    • Students may not apply for the transcript notation retroactively.

    For further information on Bachelor of Education Specializations, please visit http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/international-opportunities/.

    Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

    See requirements at http://calendars.students.yorku.ca/2017-2018/educational-studies.

    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    See additional requirements at http://calendars.students.yorku.ca/2017-2018/teacher-of-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-education-program.

  • Practicum
  • Practicum

    Both the Bachelor of Education (BEd) and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) include compulsory experiential learning experiences outside the university setting. Practicum placements are set by the Faculty of Education and are confirmed to have met each student's degree requirements. Placement locations are not negotiable and students are responsible for travelling to and from their placements on the correct days. Students are also responsible for completing the required paperwork (e.g., criminal record check, insurance verification) on time.

    Bachelor of Education (BEd) Practicum

    In the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, students complete both a community-based practicum placement and three school-based practicum placements. School placements are supervised by an Ontario Certified Teacher. Students are required to complete all practicum days successfully in order to complete their degree programs. Further details on the practicum experience can be found online.

    Students in the BEd program also have the option of participating in a summer International Practicum Placement. Participation will not count towards Ontario practicum hours for the degree or certification, but it will count towards the International Specialization. Students are required to confirm their travel insurance and complete all pre-departure orientation sessions before travelling and post-program debfiefing sessions upon return.

    BEd (French) Practicum - Glendon only

    Students completing their BEd at Glendon will generally complete their practicum placements is in Ontario French Immersion schools, and may also gain experience in English language settings.

    Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) Practicum

    In the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) program, students complete community-based practicum placements in their senior years. Completion of these placements is compulsory in the degree program.

    Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Practicum

    Full-time students complete their practicum placements on set days during the year. Part-time students complete their practicum in their third year of the program.

    Practicum requires the completion of a minimum of 400 hours (320 hours of direct teaching and 80 hours of observation). If currently employed, it is strongly recommended that students discuss the practicum requirements with their school boards and school administrators at the time of applying to the program.

    Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

    As required by Ontario law, all individuals who are working in practicum placements that include vulnerable individuals (e.g., schools, community centres, seniors' facilities) must have a valid Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) prior to entering a placement. Those who do not have this current, valid documentation will not be able to attend the placement. Not attending the placement will result in not completing compulsory degree requirements.

  • International Learning Opportunities
  • International Learning Opportunities

    York University and the Faculty of Education offers students the opportunity to participate in international learning opportunities. These include:

    1. Studying abroad on a Letter of Permission (LOP)
    2. Participating in an International Exchange -- including a summer exchange to Germany each year
    3. Participating in York Interntional's Global Internships
    4. Participating in the International Practicum Placement

    Students in the Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Technological Education and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) are eligible to participate.

    All terms and conditions of each program must be met in order to participate. Students are responsible for completing all advising sessions and paperwork, completing and signing York travel waivers and confirming their insurance coverage prior to participating. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are completing the correct courses during an international exchange or while studying abroad on a letter of permission for their programs in advance of travel. Internships and the International Practicum Placement will not count towards practicum hours for the degree or for certification, but they will count towards the international specialization.

  • Academic Advising and Student Responsibilities
  • Academic Advising and Student Responsibilities

    Every effort is made in the Faculty of Education to ensure that each student receives academic advice and sufficient information to guide in course selection. Within this context, the each student is responsible for the following:

    • Ensuring that the courses chosen meet the program and degree requirements for graduation
    • Verifying the accuracy of registration records, including all course changes
    • Fulfilling the requirements and being aware of academic progress in their program of study and in all registered courses; attending class and submitting all required course work
    • Understanding and adhering to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty, as well as other relevant Senate Policies at http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/
    • Noting and abiding by the sessional deadline dates published on the Current Students Web page each year, especially course change deadline dates
    • Checking their Faculty of Education emails regularly in order to remain informed and to receive information and reminders. Students are responsible for contacting the IT Helpdesk directly in order to address any technical difficulties that they may be experiencing

    Advising

    New Students 

    Newly-admitted students will have the opportunity to attend a group advising session and they can set up individual advising appointments. BA (Educational Studies) students will also participate in enrollment through YU Start to discuss program and degree requirements. New students will be offered a few dates to attend the information/advising sessions that takes place in-person to be able to enrol into their courses. It is the responsibility of all students to familiarize themselves with both the requirements of their program and the regulations governing their degree requirements.

    Continuing Students

    Each year, students will be expected to continue their participation in group and individual advising sessions in order to ensure that they are on track with their degree requirements. 

    Students in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education

    Students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Teacher Education Program who require advising should contact the DHH office at deafed@edu.yorku.ca or 416-736-2100 extension 55971.

    Student Services

    The Faculty of Education's Office of Student Services provides our undergraduate students with a number of services:

    • Weekly individual advising appointments
    • Monthly online newsletter
    • Group advising sessions
    • Accepting and processing student petitions
    • Accepting applications for awards

    Students can contact the Student Services Office at osp@edu.yorku.ca for support.

    Practicum Placement Support and Information

    • Information about students' practicum placements
    • Completion of criminal record forms
    • Practicum placements are a mandatory component of both the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies). Students are responsible for maintaining an updated, valid Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening each term.

    Student Accommodations

    Students who require accommodations must visit the Counselling and Disability Services unit at York University in order to obtain a letter that outlines the accommodations required. It is the responsibility of students to provide this letter to each of their Course Directors, Practicum Faciliators, Mentor Teachers and Workplace Supervisors in order to obtain the appropriate accommodations.

    University Policies, Procedures & Codes of Conduct

    All York University policies and procedures apply to the Faculty of Education. Students should be aware of these policies and procedures and should adhere to them at all times.

    Additional Codes of Conduct

    Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree should also be aware of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards.

    Dean: L. Martin, 242 Winters College, 416-736-5002
    Associate Dean, Academic Programs C. Brushwood-Rose, 108 Winters College, 416-736-5004
    Associate Dean, Research: H. Lotherington
    Director, Graduate Program in Education: Q. Zha, 282B Winters College, 416-736-5018
    Director, Undergraduate Program in Education: S. Barrett, 108 Winters College, 417-736-5004